Monday, February 27, 2017

Acts Chapter 3: Triune Beings Healing Miracles and Judgement

    1: Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer being the ninth hour 2: And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful to ask alms of them that entered into the temple 3: Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms 4: And Peter fastening his eyes upon him with John said Look on us 5: And he gave heed to them expecting to receive something of them 6: Then Peter said Silver and gold have I none but such as I have give I thee In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk 7: And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength 8: And he leaping up stood and walked and entered with them into the temple walking and leaping and praising God 9: And all the people saw him walking and praising God 10: And they knew that it was he which sat for alms at the Beautiful gate of the temple and they were filled with wonder and amazement at that which had happened to him 11: And as the lame man who was healed held Peter and John all the people ran together to them in the porch that is called Solomon's greatly wondering 12: And when Peter saw it he answered to the people You people of Israel why do you marvel at this? or why do you look so earnestly on us as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk 13: Ho Theos of Abraham and of Isaac and of Jacob Ho Theos of our fathers has glorified his Son Iesous whom you delivered up and denied him in the presence of Pilate when he was determined to let him go 14: But you denied the Holy One and the Just [one] and desired a murderer to be granted to you 15: And killed the Prince of life whom Ho Theos has raised from the dead whereof we are witnesses 16: And his name through faith in his name has made this man strong whom you see and know yes the faith which is by him has given him this perfect soundness in the presence of you all 17: And now brethren I know that through ignorance you did it as did also your rulers 18: But those things which Ho Theos before had showed by the mouth of all his prophets that Christos should suffer he has so fulfilled 19: Repent ye therefore and be converted that your sins may be blotted out when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord 20: And he shall send Iesous Christos which before was preached to you 21: Whom Heaven must indeed receive until the times of restoration of all things which Ho Theos has spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets from aion [the ages] 22: For Moses truly said to the fathers A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up to you of your brethren like unto me him shall you hear in all things whatsoever he shall say to you Deuteronomy 18:15 23: And it shall come to pass that every psyche[1] which will not hear that prophet shall be destroyed from among the people Matthew 13:40-42, Revelation 20:11-15 24: Yes and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after as many as have spoken have likewise foretold of these days Galatians 3:24 25: You are the children of the prophets and of the covenant which Ho Theos made with our fathers saying to Abraham And in your descendants shall all the families of the earth be blessed 26: To you first Ho Theos having raised up his Son Iesous sent him to bless you in turning away every one of you from your wickedness

[1] The Greek noun, psyche [G5590], comes from the primary verb psycho G5594 (pyscho is only used once in the New Testament, and, in Matthew, is translated as love “growing cold”). In Acts chapter three, psyche is translated as soul or life. Humans are triune beings with souls and spirits which cannot be separated from the physical life, which is experienced through the biological body. The separation (of body and soul) that occurs upon the death of the body, will be only temporary for believers. Their entire beings (bodies, psyche’s, and spirits) will be preserved whole at the Resurrection of the Just. But the two-edged sword of the Word of God will make the separation permanent for unbelievers at the Great White Throne Judgement.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Genesis Chapter 1: Godhead Science and Creation Male Headship

    1: In the beginning ELOHIYM [1] bara[2] [created] the shamayim[3] the erets [4] 2: erets hayah[5] [came into being] a waste and an empty void [/] and darkness was upon the face of the deep[6] and RUWACH [7] ELOHIYM brooded [hovered] upon the face of the waters 3: ELOHIYM said light come to pass and light [became visible] 4: And ELOHIYM saw the light how good [it was]! and ELOHIYM divided between light between darkness. 5: ELOHIYM called[8] the light yowm[9] and the darkness he called night And the evening and the morning were yowm echad [day one] Hosea 6:2 [10] 6: And ELOHIYM said Let there be an expanse[11] in the midst of the waters and let it divide the waters from the waters 7: And ELOHIYM made the expanse and divided the waters which [were] under the expanse from the waters which [were] above the expanse and it was so.[12] 8: And ELOHIYM called the expanse shamayim[13] And the evening and the morning were the second yowm [/] 9: And ELOHIYM said Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together into one place and let the dry [land] appear and it was so [14]. 10: And ELOHIYM called the dry [land] earth and the gathering together of the waters called he seas and ELOHIYM saw how good [it was]! [/] 11: And ELOHIYM said Let the earth bring forth grass the herb yielding seed [and] the fruit tree yielding fruit after its kind whose seed [is] in itself upon the earth and it was so[15] 12: And the earth brought forth grass [and] herb yielding seed after its kind and the tree yielding fruit whose seed was in itself after its kind and ELOHIYM saw [how] good![16]  13: And the evening and the morning were the third yowm [/] 14: And ELOHIYM said Let there be lights in the expanse of shamayim to divide yowm from night and let them be for signs and for seasons and for yowm and years 15: And let them be for lights in the expanse of shamayim to give light upon the earth 16: ELOHIYM prepared (or appointed) `asah, [17] two great lights the greater light to rule yowm [/] and the lesser light to rule night [/] the stars also 17: ELOHIYM appointed them [their orbits] in the expanse of shamayim to give light upon the earth 18: And to rule yowm and night and to divide the light from the darkness ELOHIYM saw [how] good! 19: And the evening and the morning were the fourth yowm [/] 20: And ELOHIYM said Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creatures that have life and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open expanse[18] of shamayim 21: And ELOHIYM created great serpents and every living creature that moved which the waters brought forth abundantly after[19] their kind, and every winged fowl after its kind and ELOHIYM saw that it was good [well-ordered (according to some authorities] 22: And ELOHIYM blessed them, saying Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas and let fowl multiply in the earth 23: And the evening and the morning were the fifth yowm 24: And ELOHIYM said Let the earth bring forth the living creature after its kind cattle and creeping thing and beast of the earth after its kind and it was so 25: And ELOHIYM made the beast of the earth after its kind and cattle after their kind and everything that creeps upon the earth after its kind and ELOHIYM saw that it was well ordered 26: And ELOHIYM said Let us make 'adam in our image after our likeness [20] and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over the cattle and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth 27: So ELOHIYM created 'adam in his image in the image of ELOHIYM created he him male and female created he them[21] 28: And ELOHIYM blessed them and ELOHIYM said to them Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the fowl of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth 29: And ELOHIYM said Behold I have given you every herb bearing seed which is upon the face of all the earth and every tree in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed to you it shall be for food 30: And to every beast of the earth and to every fowl of the air and to everything that creeps upon the earth wherein there is life I have given every green herb for food[22] and it was so. 31: And ELOHIYM saw everything that he had made and behold it was perfectly designed[23] And the evening and the morning were the sixth yowm

[1] Elohiym   Gods, i.e., The Godhead. All references to “God” in Genesis chapter one are Strong’s Hebrew reference 430 (H430), “Elohiym”.  Elowahh H433 is the singular of Elohiym. The word, Elohiym, refers to more than two (Martin/Ankerberg 1985). There is a word in Hebrew that refers to more than one but not more than two, but Elohiym is not that word. The word “Elohiym, is a reference to the Godhead. Genesis 1:1 specifically tells us that it is the LORD God Yahweh Elohiym—the Godhead—who created all things (Isaiah 44:24, 45:18, John 1:3,10). This is first Biblical evidence that Jesus is Jehovah, not simply a subordinate that God “used” to create all things. According to Philippians 2:10-11, which is a New Testament quote of Jehovah who is speaking in Isaiah 45:23, Jesus is the LORD GOD—Yahweh Elohiym—of Genesis1-3. The fullness (entirety) of the Godhead resides in Jesus in physical form (Colossians 2:9). We serve a God who is one. The Holy of Holies literally means the Holy place of the Holy Ones—i.e., the Godhead (Cooke). Do we understand how God can be three yet be one? No, we cannot. It is as impossible for audawm to analyze and dissect the Godhead as it would be to attempt to separate the soul and spirit; only God has sufficient understanding and power to accomplish such a thing in the tri-unity of humans and also in His triune personage, and still remain uncompromisingly ONE. It is sin to theologically transform the Triune Godhead into a hierarchal, idolatrous, triad. Man-made hierarchies accomplish the conversion of triune into triad.

[2] One of the meanings of, bara [H1254], means to create something new.

[3] Strong’s Hebrew reference 8064 Heaven is, SHAMAYIM from SHAMEH. The word, SHAMAYIM is used exclusively for all references to heaven from Genesis 1:1 through Psalm 78:8. In these passages, only the context can determine which “heaven” the verse is referring to, whether the sky, beyond the sky (space), or the third Heaven (Paul referred to such in the New Testament).

[4] The shamayim the erets constituted the entire universe (there is no separate Hebrew word for universe). 

[5] HÂYÂH(Strong’s reference Hebrew 1961 pronounced, Haw-yaw, which means “BECAME,” came to pass, or came into being) 

[6] Earth was a water world at one time.

[7] RUWACH H7307 feminine noun; Spirit Wind Breath

[8] Strong’s Hebrew reference 7121 qârâ: A primary root translated “called” Genesis 1 through 32:2, meaning to call out or address by name, preach, proclaim, pronounce, etc.

[9] Yowm H3117 Strongs: (from an unused root meaning to be hot [as the warm hours]) Day; Time; Year; Lifetime; Time Period; Age… Gesenius: From the time when; Always; At that/this Time; Now; In all time

[10] The evening and the morning equals only about twelve hours of a twenty-four hour day 

[11] RAQIYA (translated firmament) Strong’s Hebrew reference 7549 means expanse, the visible arch of the sky
[12] it was KÊN [kane] (Strong’s Hebrew reference 3651 means rightly set or set rightly)

[13] Strong’s Hebrew reference 8064 Heaven is, “SHAMAYIM.” The word is used exclusively for all references to heaven from Genesis through Psalm 78:8. In these passages, context alone must determine which “heaven” the verse is referring to, whether the sky, beyond the sky (space), or the third Heaven Paul was caught up to.

[14] “…and it HÂYÂH H1961 KÊN H3651 (and it came to pass, or became rightly set). A warning to the Bible student who uses only online resources, such as Blue Letter Bible; though generally helpful, online resources can, and often do, display bias towards certain Greek or Hebrew texts without declaring the bias, thus misleading honest students of the Bible and lovers of the truth. This writer uses Blue Letter Bible, but with caution, as it does not provide scholars with traditional Greek or Hebrew texts used in researching the original words the King James Version was translated from. The Berry Interlinear does not appear to be used (for New Testament), or early editions of Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance. The Strong’s has been revised several times to reflect “updated” Hebrew that was not used in the Ben Chayyim Masoretic Text (edited by a born-again Masorite Jew), and classical Greek, that was not used by either the editors of the Majority Text or by the early Church, both of which used the Koine Greek (the Greek of the ordinary people). Classical Greek was used in academic and literary writings. New Testament scriptures were not compiled and edited into a classical Greek text until the fourth century. This is important information for those interested in researching the texts that underlie the King James Version (the Ben Chayyim Masoretic Text and the third edition of the Textus Receptus).  When reading the King James Version at Blue Letter Bible, the English is word for word, but the underlying Hebrew or Greek is not accurately provided. This is apparent in places such as Genesis 1:9, where no Hebrew reference is given for the Hebrew words, KÊN (H3651) or HÂYÂH (H1961). This provides the reader with the impression that part of that verse is a translator supplement, which at times is the case, but in Genesis 1:9, it is not. This is but one example of many where Blue Letter Bible leads independent researchers to believe there is no corresponding Hebrew (or Greek) for some words found in the King James Translation, when in fact there is. 

Compare Genesis 1:9 at with Genesis 1:9 at Bible Hub gives corresponding Hebrew for two words found in verse 9, where Blue Letter Bible does not. 

[15] and it HÂYÂH KÊN (and it came to pass, or became rightly set)

[16] Both science and the Bible agree that plant life appeared on earth before animal or human life.

[17] The Hebrew word, asah (H6213), has a variety of literal meanings, which include make, appoint, and prepare, e.g., Ecclesiastes 3:11. Context must determine which meaning applies.
[18] Expanse

[19] Strong’s Hebrew reference 1931, hîy’ (pronounced “he”), is a masculine word which is translated he, she, it, them, their, etc. Only the masculine form of hîy’ (which can be translated as either masculine, feminine or gender neutral) is used through-out the Books of Moses--Genesis through Deuteronomy. After the Pentateuch, an exclusively feminine form of the word, hûw’ (pronounced hoo), is found. However, the masculine, hîy’, must, still, always be translated according to context. Many words in the Hebrew Bible must be translated, gender-wise, according to context, and hîy’ is one of those words.

[20] It is because of this statement, that complementarians are desperate to prove that a hierarchal system exists within the Eternal God-head. Charles Stanley wrote, that if no hierarchy exists within the God-head, then there is no basis for the complementarian teaching of hierarchy among humans based on gender.

[21] The grand design and purpose of ELOHIYM for his human creation is outlined, in detail, in Genesis chapter one. The name He gave to them, 'adam, is a Hebrew word (H120, and is pronounced audawm. The phonetic spelling with be used hereafter when referring generically to the human-race). In Genesis 1:26-28, we see that when ELOHIYM said, “Let us make audawm in our image…,” He was not referring to just the first male but rather to both His male and female creations. Audawm, is the name ELOHIYM gave to all humans—regardless of sex. Genesis 5:1-2 supports this, and no subsequent action[s] by a fallen creation can change this. Both male and female were created on the sixth day. And, at that time, there was only audawm, who were differentiated from one another by being called 'iysh (the male 'adam) and 'ishshah (the female 'adam).
    Until the third chapter of Genesis, audawm was called nothing else but audawm, 'iysh, or 'Ishshah. So, when speaking or writing of their existence before sin entered the world, it is incorrect to refer to the first woman as “Eve,” or to the first couple as “Adam and Eve.” There was no “Eve” before the Fall. ELOHIYM called 'Ishshah “audawm,” the same as He did 'iysh. Understanding that before the Fall, both 'Ishshah and 'iysh were called 'adam (audawm) Genesis 5:1-2, lays to rest the ludicrous argument that gender hierarchy can be found in the creation account “because God called the entire human race ‘man—not woman.’” As we see, God did not call the entire human race “man.” He called them 'adam. Yet this outrageous claim, that God called the human race man—not women, is made by some complementarian [female subordination] teachers in laying the second block in a false foundation for the gender-hierarchy—male headship—theory (the first being the theory of hierarchy within the Godhead).

[22] In the pristine glory of creation before the Fall, God explicitly stated that he provided humans, animals, birds, and creeping things with food that grew from the earth. It appears that (at that time) all life on land and in the air, was vegetarian. Since the Fall, birds and animals created on the fifth and sixth days, who no longer eat vegetation as they did in the beginning, but have become almost strictly carnivores, continue to ingest nutrient rich vegetation by largely targeting plant eating animals as their prey.

[23] Exceedingly and entirely good (Strong’s reference 3966 me‘ôd, pronounced meh-ode’). Some authorities say well ordered or perfect design.

           Do you have the assurance of knowing that if you died today, you have Eternal Life?
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